May 4th, 2014
The Kane boysâ€™ track and field team placed in 11 of 18 events at Fridayâ€™s West Central Coaches Track and Field Championship. The Wolves finished in third place out of 37 AA teams at the meet, which took place Friday evening at Altoonaâ€™s Mansion Park.
"Worship Through the Arts" was the theme of the program Friday for Kane Church Women United.
Former Kane Wolvesâ€™ head football coach Dick Smith will become the third inductee to the Kane All-Sports Booster Clubâ€™s Hall of Fame later this month, the club announced recently.
A major catastrophe was miraculously avoided Thursday in Kane when an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck rammed a natural gas regulatory station on Oak Street.
PUNXSUTAWNEY â€” Punxsutawney-based Pennsylvania State Police, in conjunction with Jefferson County District Attorney Jeff Burkett, announced Wednesday at a press conference the issuance of 18 drug-related arrest warrants for offenders from Jefferson County and the surrounding area.
Gerald W. Nelson (Gerry), 86, died Saturday, April 26, 2014 at his home in Durham, N.C.
The son of Elna and Axel Nelson, Gerry was born March 8, 1928. One of 13 children, he spent his early years in Kane. He married Nancy Johnson, his wife for 53 years, in September 1948. The couple lived and worked in several cities in western New York and Pennsylvania before settling in Pittsburgh, where they made home for their three children. Gerry worked for several companies but always described himself as a salesman, sharing many stories of his days on the road.
A gas line on Oak Street was punctured Thursday in a reported automobile accident, according to multiple sources. Parts of Kane were reportedly evacuated as part of precautionary measures.
A new business soon will be operating in a vacant building at 210 S. Fraley St. at the corner of East Hemlock Avenue in Kane.
The Kane Zoning Hearing Board voted 3-0 Wednesday to grant a special exception in the zoning law for the operation of the business in a residential zone.
Betty Mae Johnson, 91, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at the Lutheran Home at Kane after a short illness.
Born Sept. 12, 1922 in Kane, she was a daughter of the late Charles Monroe and Mabel Elizabeth Peterson Eliason. On Dec. 20, 1940, she married Daniel Lehman who died Feb. 5, 1942. She was widowed at 19 with a one-week old infant daughter. On April 6, 1945, she married Gunnar Arne Johnson who preceded her in death on May 4, 1987.
Richard A. "Dick" Cherry, 83, died Monday, April 28, 2014 at the Kane Community Hospital, with his loving daughter Karen by his side.Â
Dick was born May 2, 1930, in Johnsonburg, the son of the late Patsy and Theresa (Steinbach) Cherry.
Dick married the love of his life, Pearl Bean, on Sept. 27, 1951. She survives.